Kirsty Williams has met with Arianwen Fox-James, Brecon and Radnorshire’s first representative in the newly established Welsh Youth Parliament.

Members of the Welsh Youth Parliament are aged 11-18. It is a parliament in its own right and sets its own agenda for a programme of work. Members also work directly with the National Assembly for Wales. The first set of elections were held last November.

Arianwen Fox-James, Brecon and Radnorshire’s representative in the Welsh Youth Parliament, said:

“Meeting with Kirsty was great. It really helped to boost my confidence about my upcoming speech, hearing her stories and consulting her on issues she faces day to day was a great pleasure and very informative about possible scenarios I may face in the next two years. It was great to see the less official side of politics and I can’t wait to work with her more. I really appreciate the support I’m getting from everyone around me and hope many other young people are encouraged by my work and contribute their ideas and opinions over my next two years. We can only make a difference if we all work together.”

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:

“I want to extend a really warm welcome into the role to Arianwen. I enjoyed the chance to meet her and to hear about her priorities, and I’m sure she’ll do Brecon and Radnorshire proud.”